Bristol Internet Service Providers

Bristol
Bristol residents have run speed tests on 19 providers. This number is 218.79% above the United Kingdom average of 5.96 providers. ISPs available in Bristol include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and BT. The most common provider in Bristol is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded speed of 651.32 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 36.41—117.71 Mbps. Bristol's fastest provider is Vodafone, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 910.76 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world speed users will see in Bristol is 28.82 Mbps, which is 2.67% below the The United Kingdom national average of 29.61 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 28.82 Mbps in Bristol.

Providers

  • Spectrum Internet in Bristol
    201.48—243.7
    500.35
    222.78
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    24.6—335.4
    366.46
    42.65
  • Glide in Bristol
    52.16—139.85
    700.89
    72.43
  • Hyperoptic in Bristol
    40.04—157.34
    879.68
    56.21
  • FibreNest in Bristol
    61.51—97.94
    334.11
    81.18
  • CIX in Bristol
    36.79—145.43
    464.79
    57.75
  • TrueSpeed Communications in Bristol
    50.23—106.87
    292.81
    55.93
  • Virgin Media in Bristol
    36.41—117.71
    651.32
    54.33
  • Zen Internet in Bristol
    20.25—89.47
    698.19
    37
  • BT in Bristol
    20.38—64.66
    902.73
    27.76
  • KCOM in Bristol
    14.91—70.85
    93.68
    23.32
  • Vodafone in Bristol
    21.72—43.32
    910.76
    27.37
  • Gigaclear in Bristol
    18.45—38.69
    108.9
    24.53
  • TalkTalk in Bristol
    13.98—39.74
    213.82
    20.52
  • Andrews & Arnold in Bristol
    9.27—36.09
    64.26
    12.69
  • EE in Bristol
    8.74—34.54
    251.84
    12.75
  • Sky Broadband in Bristol
    8.87—31.77
    369.66
    12.23
  • Plusnet in Bristol
    8.47—30.43
    74.6
    12.12
  • Post Office Broadband in Bristol
    3.97—15.68
    73.89
    5.68

Internet in Bristol

110th

Fastest city in The United Kingdom

1st

Best speed range city in Bristol

910.76 Mbps

Bristol's fastest speed

19.38—91.93 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Bristol residents

Bristol Competitive Speed Map

How Bristol Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
London5284.34 Mbps26.82—83.07 Mbps37.05 MbpsFaster
Birmingham934.25 Mbps18.62—75.2 Mbps28.93 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh870.81 Mbps17.89—94.95 Mbps29.8 MbpsFaster
Bristol910.76 Mbps19.38—91.93 Mbps28.82 Mbps-
Liverpool859.49 Mbps14.55—64.19 Mbps21.66 MbpsSlower
Nottingham893.46 Mbps16.14—65.1 Mbps24.36 MbpsSlower
Sheffield926.7 Mbps15.42—53.07 Mbps21.88 MbpsSlower
Glasgow898.7 Mbps9.43—48.55 Mbps13.69 MbpsSlower
Leicester910.64 Mbps18.35—74.23 Mbps27.47 MbpsSlower

Bristol Over Time



How Bristol Compares for Internet Speed in Bristol

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed Range50% 
1Bristol910.76 Mbps19.38—91.93 Mbps28.82 Mbps-

Bristol Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Bristol test providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Bristol ran 4 speed tests per session. Looking at download speeds, if the Bristol resident's final test is 10% faster than their starting download speed, we count that as a succesful and faster speed test result. We count an unsuccessful, slower result if the final result is 10% slower than the starting result; we'd hope their ISP contacts them ASAP! For speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Bristol's residents, of the speed tests we measured, 44.07% were fast, 28.51% slow, and 27.43% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Sky Broadband13 Jan 2021 22:10:05319 mins17.49 Mbps17.2 Mbps
Vodafone13 Jan 2021 22:18:033108 secs24.75 Mbps19.21 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media13 Jan 2021 22:06:06283 secs108.28 Mbps21.28 MbpsNeeds help
Vodafone13 Jan 2021 20:39:551345 mins23.99 Mbps9.06 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone13 Jan 2021 21:01:07311 mins14.34 Mbps29.3 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media13 Jan 2021 20:52:3222 mins49.01 Mbps54.18 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk13 Jan 2021 20:47:31239 secs3.32 Mbps3.73 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Vodafone13 Jan 2021 20:17:12317 mins21.19 Mbps8.42 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media13 Jan 2021 19:51:08215 mins62.34 Mbps79.16 MbpsImproved
TalkTalk13 Jan 2021 19:42:31286 secs0.41 Mbps0.51 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband13 Jan 2021 19:43:12229 secs38.31 Mbps51.07 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media13 Jan 2021 19:42:04280 secs17.24 Mbps25.92 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband13 Jan 2021 19:23:32219 secs9 Mbps24.98 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media13 Jan 2021 19:02:0224 mins53.56 Mbps55.21 Mbps
Virgin Media13 Jan 2021 19:04:52235 secs25.62 Mbps27.27 Mbps
Virgin Media13 Jan 2021 16:57:28995 mins93.2 Mbps108.53 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media13 Jan 2021 18:31:14226 secs47.27 Mbps10.97 MbpsNeeds help
BT13 Jan 2021 17:20:26241 secs30.07 Mbps33.45 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media13 Jan 2021 17:06:08293 secs49.34 Mbps60.81 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media13 Jan 2021 16:38:29224 mins92.98 Mbps267.76 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Bristol

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Spectrum Internet500.35 Mbps201.48—243.7 Mbps
2FibreNest334.11 Mbps61.51—97.94 Mbps
3Independent Fibre Networks366.46 Mbps24.6—335.4 Mbps
4CIX464.79 Mbps36.79—145.43 Mbps
5Glide700.89 Mbps52.16—139.85 Mbps
6Hyperoptic879.68 Mbps40.04—157.34 Mbps
7TrueSpeed Communications292.81 Mbps50.23—106.87 Mbps
8Virgin Media651.32 Mbps36.41—117.71 Mbps
9Zen Internet698.19 Mbps20.25—89.47 Mbps
10BT902.73 Mbps20.38—64.66 Mbps
11Gigaclear108.9 Mbps18.45—38.69 Mbps
12Vodafone910.76 Mbps21.72—43.32 Mbps
13KCOM93.68 Mbps14.91—70.85 Mbps
14TalkTalk213.82 Mbps13.98—39.74 Mbps
15Andrews & Arnold64.26 Mbps9.27—36.09 Mbps
16EE251.84 Mbps8.74—34.54 Mbps
17Sky Broadband369.66 Mbps8.87—31.77 Mbps
18Plusnet74.6 Mbps8.47—30.43 Mbps
19Post Office Broadband73.89 Mbps3.97—15.68 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Bristol

Bristol has 19 ISPs tested by its 463,405 residents.
Vodafone is the fastest provider in Bristol with 910.76 Mbps, and an average speed range of 21.72—43.32 Mbps.
The best provider in Bristol in Spectrum Internet, and their users typically see speeds in the range of 201.48 to 243.7 Mbps.
Users in Bristol see an average internet speed of 19.38 up to 368 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 910.76 Mbps.
Virgin Media is available in Bristol, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 651.32 Mbps.
Sky Broadband is available in Bristol, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 369.66 Mbps.
BT is available in Bristol, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 902.73 Mbps.
The provider with the most users in Bristol is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 13 Jan 2021